Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Media Exchange

The South Side Newspaper Project has partnered with the community paper in Grahamstown, South Africa — Grocott’s Mail — for a journalistic exchange series – Your Town, Our Town. We will share stories between publications to unify, educate and enlighten both communities. Each exchange pair is shown with the same headline color.   | Recognizing Talent Syracuse resident observes Grahamstown ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Lazarus Sims

Nominated by Anthony Pitts, newly appointed coordinator of Healthy Start’s Fatherhood Program Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It’s an amazing experience. Something you are never ready for. You can’t go off of someone else’s experience to become prepared because kids are all different, the process is always different. But it was amazing and ... Read More »

Fashion Cycle

Style Lottery hopes to ease expenses for area teenage girls in prom season and beyond “Timi” Komonibo didn’t attend prom as a high schooler, by choice. But she “got it,” and when her parents balked over her siblings’ enthusiasm for that teen rite of passage — the glamour, the gown, the tuxedos and the expense — she remembers that she ... Read More »

March Issue

The Stand’s March print issue features an exclusive look at a report on how the Price Rite construction project hired more local minorities, our next in the They Wear Blue series and a special profile on Nora Kirst, an elementary teacher who has taught many young learners in city schools. You might recognize Nora’s last name. She is married to ... Read More »

What We Learned

Five residents reflect on training, share what motivated them to attend Read More »

Train Like a Cop

Residents can attend training to learn how officers make life-and-death decisions The Syracuse Police Department’s three-day, 10-hour civilian police academy in January 2017 gave 40 community residents some idea of what it is like to make split-second decisions on when and how to use possibly deadly force, and provided the group some legal background, too. The academy answered some questions ... Read More »

Price Rite Project

VIP Structures, others celebrate its report on hiring of minority and lower-income workers The community had its eyes on the Price Rite project as it finally came together last year. And on the people who built it. What did they see? A job site like no other, says Russell Mike, whose construction company got some of the work as a ... Read More »

A Second Mother

Nora Kirst has spent her career mentoring students in city schools Read More »

Inspiring Dreamers

How young, black professionals turned their side hustle into successful careers When Indaria Jones was growing up, she already had the entrepreneurial spirit percolating within her. She still does — with a mission now to instill it in others. “I would have a lemonade stand, I would sell my mom’s old clothes,” recalled Jones, owner and founder of Thelikeminded, her ... Read More »